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Giving birth in house of horrors

While in captivity, Amanda Berry gave birth to a baby girl named Jocelyn, who Berry believes was conceived that morning after her mother died.

Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry tells how she gave birth to her rapist's daughter in captivity.

Public shaming victim stands tall

Drexel University professor Lisa McElroy was humiliated after she sent her students an email titled "great article on writing briefs" - but the link went to an extremely graphic pornographic video involving anal beads.

OPINION: She accidentally emailed her students a porn video about anal beads.

Fancy moving to France? gallery

Yes, this French manor truly does cost the same as a five-bed in Mt Roskill.

With a strong Kiwi dollar, a weak euro and a surfeit of "chateaux", you'll get much more bang for your buck than in Auckland.

Model responds to bikini ad backlash

Renee Somerfield, who features in the bikini ready ad for Protein World, said: "Confidence is beautiful no matter what size you are.... Your reflection doesn't define your worth."

Model Renee Somerfield says two wrongs don't make a right amid a social media storm over controversial 'bikini body ready' advert.

They know how to throw a wedding

All the Knowles women at Tina's wedding.

The best part about Tina Knowles' super-glam bash? Beyonce put the whole album online (and Blue totally stole the show).

Royal baby may be induced

The Duchess of Cambridge is thought to be four days overdue.

The Duchess of Cambridge is up to four days overdue with her second child, raising the possibility that she may be induced in the next week.

The illness so rare it has no name

Renata Blower with her children - Eliot, 12, Dominic 8 and Lilia 10.

Dominic, 8, is unable to walk, relies on feeding and draining tubes, has osteoporosis and is given painful growth injections every night.

Pan-fried fish with pine nuts

John Dory or any firm, white-fleshed fish is suitable for this simple, Autumn dish.

This healthy dinner, with a zesty herb-garlic dressing, will be on your dinner table in less than 20 minutes.

How to persuade people to eat fruit

A reduction in the price of fruit leads to an increase in consumption.

People will buy a whopping 35 per cent more fruit when the price is discounted by 20 per cent, study finds.

The world's tiniest houses gallery

The tiny Welsh home was deemed "unfit for habitation".

If you think your inner-city apartment is small, think again.

Grieving dad's honest obituary

Molly Parks died age 24 after years of battling her addictions.

Molly Parks succumbed to addiction aged 24 - but her family decided not to gloss over the facts in case it may help save a life.

Sea forts turned into luxury stay

No Man's Fort has been turned into a boutique hotel with panoramic sea views.

English forts built in the late 1800s to defend against the French get new lease of life with helipads, spa and five-star rooms.

'Rape made me feel powerless'

Actress Lena Dunham poses at Elle Magazine annual Women in Television dinner in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Girls star Lena Dunham opens up about surviving sexual assault while accepting an award.

What does 'loving life' even mean?

Here's what I'd like to read in a dating profile: "Sailing is expensive. Sunsets are overrated. I feel between 16 and 100 years old. Life is good, it is bad, it is frequently indifferent."

In my year or two of online dating, I've concluded that people who write that phrase actually don't.

Record number of rural bachelors

2014 Rural Bachelor winner Jeff Peek gets a peck from rural TV presenter Jo Holley

Waikato hunts for the best Rural Bachelor.

Demi Moore lists NY pad for $98m

Demi Moore's penthouse is being marketed as 'a floating mansion'.

Ghost actress bought "floating mansion" in Manhattan with former husband Bruce Willis.

Bone up on the latest heath fad

Move over, coconut water – it's all about bone broth now.

Yes, the new nutrient-rich food of the year is a soup - or bone broth, to be exact.

Japanese name kiwi chick

Ayako Imahashi releases Bihoro once maned, into the Southern Enclosure at Sanctuary Mountain.

A kiwi chick named by delegates from Cambridge's sister city in Japan has been released into Maungatautari's Southern Enclosure.

How to become a wine expert

Research has found wine novices have the same smelling and tasting abilities as experts.

Baffled by tannins and terroir? Teach yourself to become a pro in less than a day with these six quick tips.

Pasta with a Japanese twist

Adam Liaw's salmon and seaweed spaghetti.

This salmon and nori cream dish is unlike anything you've had before.

A book lover's personal paradise

The reading room extension on a French seaside home.

Too many books around the place? Copy this French homeowner and build library extension.

Can Frozen 2 live up to expectations?

Sisters Elsa and Ana will return in the Frozen sequel.

Co-director Chris Buck says he's "terrified" about delivering a worthy sequel.

Family 'adopts' dumped baby

Randwick Councillor Brendan Roberts laying flowers where the baby was found.

Kind-hearted couple arrange funeral for newborn baby whose body was found abandoned in Australian sand dunes.

YouTube stars all grown up

Charlie and Harry in the “biggest viral hit on YouTube".

Brothers from this 56-second clip, viewed more than 800m times, managed to turn a home video into a lucrative career.

The most down-to-earth cure

Gardening can be a treat for body and mind.

Gardening not only gives you fresh air and plenty of vitamin D, but soil itself has healing powers.

Kim 'the most accepting' of transition

Bruce Jenner has told Diane Sawyer he's transitioning to become a woman.

US Olympic champion Bruce Jenner said Kim Kardashian was the first who "caught" him dressing as a woman several years ago.

The unhealthy health kick

Jed Armstrong is winning the battle with atypical anorexia nervosa with the help of his family.

Twelve-year-old Jed was a keen footballer who designed himself a health regimen. But soon he weighed just 36kg.

Balls costs pretty penny

Kirsty le Roux (centre in blue) with her friends at the school formal last year

Gone are the days of flowing satin school formal gowns, replaced instead by figure-hugging black lycra - and it's costing families big.

Spotify and the midlife crisis

Spotify can now pinpoint, among many, many other things, the exact sections of songs that listeners like most.

Spotify, the streaming music juggernaut, can track the music that people listen to at every age.

Setting boundaries on screen time

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

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